Bloom Thyme: What’s Bloomin’ This Week

The evenings are very cool, leaves are falling way too fast, but many of my roses are doing great things! There is a lot said about the last rose of summer and much of it is sad. I tend to get sad as the days get shorter and I remember what winter is like in my neck of the woods. But no sadness today … many of my roses look great — especially if you don’t look too close at some of their late season “naked knees”! 🙂 Rose growers, you know what I mean!

Bill Warriner
Carefree Wonder
Julia Child
Carefree Wonder
Comte de Chambord … SOOOO fragrant!

Some of the companions are looking pretty good too since we’ve had so many wonderful rains!

Hope you have a super great week!

As they say, make new friends and keep the old…one is silver the other gold!

Sometimes when I look out the window at the garden I still freak out that my long-time friend the 60 ft maple is gone (lightning) taking the shade garden with it. However, I am very excited about the new patio and the new plant additions and excited to watch them grow. But, I sure hope they grow fast!

With all the new plants, it is sure nice to be greeted by some old friends–like 20+ year old lilacs and a couple of 15+ year old crabapple trees.

And, when the weather is just a wee bit better, there are more new plants coming, including an obscene amount of roses! I love spring.

New Bill Warriner Rose (that makes 3)
New Sargent Crabapple Tree (2)
New Wichita Blue Spruce (2)
New home for mini frog pond
Old Lilac getting ready to bloom
Crabapple showing off
Old friend Fred is back and hiding under a leaf
New home for astilbe